Hell In A Bucket-> Sugaree, Walkin' Blues, It Must Have Been The Roses, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Ramble On Rose, Desolation Row, Foolish Heart Louie Louie, Women Are Smarter, Ship of Fools-> Estimated Prophet-> Uncle John's Band-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
SBD> CM> DAT> CD> EAC> SHN; via Charlie Miller, Patrick White
February 21, 2018 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
August 25, 2012 Subject:
I went to my first show the night before in Cincinnati. After having listened to the Dead for a few years and watched The Grateful Dead Movie dosed many times, I was surprised to see six old men walk out and play a bunch of Dead songs and leave. Where was the psychedelia? I figured it was probably my fault for not indulging. So the second night, in Louisville, I made sure to test the band with a head full of shrooms. I spent the day walking through the lot and when I went inside, I was a puddle. I was amazed how the entire crowd made one really cool tye-dye effect as I sat tripping like crazy. The band came out and started but all I didn't hear music, although I saw amazing colors coming out of the speakers. Eventually I realized they were playing "Hell", but nothing made too much sense. I had lost my friends so I sat in my seat, too dazed to dance and only made it to the set break. I panic'd and headed out into the lot and spent the second set wandering around Louisville lost. I was fortunate that the jails were full already as a police car stopped me while I was walking down the middle of the road. He pointed to a hotel and told me to get a cab. I walked to the hotel and saw the pay phones but was unable to remember how to use one. I remember staring at them, thinking to myself, "you've used these since you were a kid", but it didn't help. Finally I just sat on the floor of the lobby and a girl who didn't get into the show sat about five feet away from and very slowly tossed a balloon my way. I remember my happiness when I realized that I could do this game! I hit the balloon back to her and we played for a while until my brain slowly came back to me. What a night....
October 3, 2009 Subject:
Nice show with great sounding recording thanks to Charlie. I gave the previous night a five star rating so I think this has to be a four.
June 19, 2008 Subject:
good Brent show
Overall: decent show for most people must have if youre a Brent fan. Someone has posted a speed-corrected SBD of this show, so I would recommend listening to that one instead of this one.
The scene: the hallways at this venue (at least where I was) were like a basement with really low ceilings. If I remember correctly, the venue was pretty small; not as small as Ann Arbor, but smaller than the usual northeast arenas. I also think this was one of the venues that wouldnt let me bring a drum in for the inbetween set drum circle that seemed to happen more and more as time went on.
The music: Brent show all the way. Listen to his keys jam on Foolish Heart. Louise Louise was very cool, but he doesnt remember too many lyrics a bit like the next year in Hamilton where he tried to sing all of Hey Jude, instead of just the reprise. Brent wasnt great at remembering the lyrics to the cover songs he did, but that didnt stop him from smoking it. I remember running from the hallway to the inside to see who was on sax during his sax-sounding solo.
February 10, 2008 Subject:
Laid back, but after that crazy Cini, Ohio show
This show was mellow but the heads on tour needed this one. Light hearted. Stella blue was a moment for me. At peace. Jerry sings it beautiful, and Brent was on this night. Louie louie really put a smile on our faces....
February 18, 2006 Subject:
Average for this era
Good show, but nothing special. About middling for this tour. Better bets are 4/2/89 or 4/8/89. (Or that crazy Freedom Hall show from '74!)
March 7, 2005 Subject:
pitch is off
too fast. downoad the aud., it rocks. had 8th row seats. What a barn this place is, the stage looked 12 feet high. all wood, old school, great sound, awesome sugaree. good stuff but this copy ain't it.... 4 for show 1 for sound.. too bad....
August 25, 2004 Subject:
Brent was on!
This may have been an average show for '89 (I thought it was great, but having been there I'm biased). But if I wanted to show someone what a great musician Brent was, this would be one of the first shows I'd pull out. He was loud in the mix and its reflected in the recording. Check out every single solo in the first set. Even on the board tape you can hear the crowd reaction on the first solo in Big River with the fiddle patch. Then he tops it with a straight piano solo on the second run through. The ragtime-style runs throughout Ramble On Rose are jaw-dropping.
No other band of the Dead's stature would pull out Louie Louie, and this unique jazzy, almost spooky, rendition is definitely a winner. This time Brent pulls out a flute sound with a sax patch over it, and smokes away. Once again, he's all over Estimated, driving piano one minute, atmospheric synth the next. Brent really drove and inspired the band (and crowd) in this show, check it out if you dig Brent.
July 24, 2004 Subject:
Nice show. Great recording. But to me it sounds a little fast. Especially during UJB and The Other One. I could be wrong though. I advise listening to a few tracks before downloading the whole thing.
July 19, 2004 Subject:
What is more novel than a Louie Louie performed in Louisville? It certainly was the hi-lite to this relatively average show I attended.